International space station

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International space station

February 7, Its main construction was completed between andalthough the station continually evolves to include new missions and experiments. It has been continuously occupied since Nov. As of Januaryindividuals from 18 countries have visited the International Space Station.

Top participating countries include the United States people and Russia 46 people. Astronaut time and research time on the space station is allocated to space agencies according to how much money or resources such as modules or robotics that they contribute.

The ISS includes contributions from 15 nations. Current plans call for the space station to be operated through at leastwith the partners discussing International space station possible extension until Afterwards, plans for the space station are not clearly laid out.

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It could be deorbited, or recycled for future space stations in orbit. Other international mission control centers support the space station from Japan, Canada and Europe.

Space Station's Expedition 32 Mission ] Finding the space station in the sky The space station flies at an average altitude of miles kilometers above Earth. In one day, the station travels about the distance it would take to go from Earth to the moon and back.

The space station can rival the brilliant planet Venus in brightness and appears as a bright moving light across the night sky.

It can be seen from Earth without the use of a telescope by night sky observers who know when and where to look. Crew composition and activities The ISS generally holds crews of between three and six people the full six-person size was possible afterwhen the station facilities could support it.

But crew sizes have varied over the years. After the Columbia space shuttle disaster in that grounded flights for several years, crews were as small as two people due to the reduced capacity to launch people into space on the smaller Russian Soyuz spacecraft. The space station has also housed as many as 13 people several times, but only for a few days during crew changeovers or space shuttle visits.

The space shuttle fleet retired inleaving Soyuz as the only current method to bring people to the ISS. Three astronauts fly to the space station in Soyuz spacecraft and spend about six months there at a time.

Sometimes, mission lengths vary a little due to spacecraft scheduling or special events such as the one-year crew that stayed on the station between and If the crew needs to evacuate the station, they can return to Earth aboard two Russian Soyuz vehicles docked to the ISS.The International Space Station (ISS) is a space station, or a habitable artificial satellite, in low Earth orbit.

Its first component launched into orbit in , and the last pressurised module was fitted in Live video from the International Space Station includes internal views when the crew is on-duty and Earth views at other times. The video is accompanied by audio of conversations between the crew and Mission Control.

International space station

Get the latest news, images, videos and more from humanity's home in orbit -- the International Space Station. The International Space Station is the largest spacecraft ever built, and its assembly has been ongoing for two first component, the .

The International Space Station with ESA’s Columbus laboratory flies km high at speeds that defy gravity – literally. At 28 km/h it only takes 90 minutes for the weightless laboratory to make a complete circuit of Earth.

May 25,  · International Space Station The International Space Station (ISS) following its separation from the space shuttle Endeavour, June 15, NASA After completion of the ISS, the shuttle was retired from service in